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Biochemistry of Cells

Biochemistry of Cells

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Uses of Organic Molecules

Uses of Organic Molecules

Americans consume an average of 140 pounds of sugar per person per year

Cellulose, found in plant cell walls, is the most abundant organic compound on Earth

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Uses of Organic Molecules

Uses of Organic Molecules

A typical cell in your body has about 2 meters of DNA

A typical cow produces over 200 pounds of methane gas each year

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Water

Water

About 60-90 percent of an organism is water

Water is used in most reactions in the body

Water is called the universal solvent

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Water Properties

Water Properties

Polarity

Cohesiveness

Adhesiveness

Surface Tension

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Carbon-based Molecules

Carbon-based Molecules

Although a cell is mostly water, the rest of the cell consists mostly of carbon-based molecules

Organic chemistry is the study of carbon compounds

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Carbon is a Versatile Atom

Carbon is a Versatile Atom

It has four electrons in an outer shell that holds eight

Carbon can share its electrons with other atoms to form up to four covalent bonds

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Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons

The simplest carbon compounds Е

Contain only carbon & hydrogen atoms

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Carbon can use its bonds to::

Carbon can use its bonds to::

Attach to other carbons

Form an endless diversity of carbon skeletons

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Large Hydrocarbons:

Large Hydrocarbons:

Are the main molecules in the gasoline we burn in our cars

The hydrocarbons of fat molecules provide energy for our bodies

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Shape of Organic Molecules

Shape of Organic Molecules

Each type of organic molecule has a unique three-dimensional shape

The shape determines its function in an organism

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Functional Groups are:

Functional Groups are:

Groups of atoms that give properties to the compounds to which they attach

Gained Electrons

Lost Electrons

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